Nancy Cox, LEX 18 Anchor

Nancy Cox


A respected, award-winning journalist, Nancy Cox is one of the most recognized and popular anchors in the history of Lexington television.

Beginning as a reporter and producer at WKYT-TV, Ms. Cox came to WLEX-TV in 1992 as a reporter and anchor and moved to the main anchor desk, playing a key role in LEX 18 becoming the number one rated newscast.

Over her 30-year career, Ms. Cox has been honored with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award; 7 Regional Emmy Awards; and numerous Kentucky Associated Press Awards including “Best Anchor” honors. She gives back to her profession by serving as President of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Ohio Valley Region.

Among the many memorable moments in her outstanding career, Ms. Cox covered the first inauguration of President Barack Obama; an exclusive one-on-one interview with Hillary Clinton during her Presidential campaign; the NTSB hearings on the crash of Comair Flight 5191; 20 Kentucky Derbies; several Final Fours and NCAA Basketball Championships for her life-long favorite Kentucky Wildcats; and a one-on-one interview with legendary UK announcer Cawood Ledford as he bade farewell to his broadcasting career.

A summa cum laude graduate of Western Kentucky University, Nancy was Miss Kentucky representing her beloved home state in the 1990 Miss America Pageant. She has served on the boards of both Miss Kentucky and Kentucky Junior Miss - where she was also a participant and finalist.

She is an in-demand speaker and singer for church and charity organizations. Over the decades, Nancy has made hundreds of appearances including hosting every “Central Kentucky Go Red” annual fundraiser since its inception for the American Heart Association; the Salvation Army; Race for the Cure; and Habitat for Humanity. She has inspired many with her determination while undergoing major back surgeries to correct scoliosis and is often invited to share her story with civic and religious groups.

Above all her achievements and awards, Nancy’s greatest joy is the blessing of her two wonderful children, son Thomas and daughter Campbell, and the large (10 siblings), supportive family in her hometown of Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Recent News Articles by Nancy Cox:

Celebrating Our LEX 18 Community

Celebrating Our LEX 18 Community